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Stopped here on the way home

Stopped here on the way home to see what they had on the battle, Had some nice memorabilia... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Donald I
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Nice old home. Now it houses the Highland County Museum. It is full off old artifect of the county itself.

It's worth your time, to browse and learn more about this old county. McDowell, Va. is well known... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Stopped here on the way home to see what they had on the battle, Had some nice memorabilia, uniforms and guns of the Civil War in the area. Nice displays showing the history there as well. The museum was free but they do take donations...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

It's worth your time, to browse and learn more about this old county. McDowell, Va. is well known for the Civil War and the Museum has lots of information on it. For 'History buffs' a must stop. Stop in at the Sugar Tree Country Store...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ralph7va
Reviewed January 15, 2018

The Highland County Museum shares a lot of factual information about the area. It is interesting to walk through and enjoy. Locals who can relate to the information probably find it fascinating. We are from coastal NC and couldn't relate, but still found the museum...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Gayle T
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Easy to navigate and full of local history. Especially interesting for those interested in the Civil War and the local relevance.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Hunter H
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Very informative guides, with loads of exhibits with interesting stories of the area. Stop by and support.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank savacu
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Highland County is in an isolated corner of Virginia--not a traffic light in the entire county. McDowell is not even the county seat but there are two reasons to visit there: the important Civil War Battlefield of May 8, 1862 and the Highland County Museum....More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

We can't praise the guide highly enough - he was so informative and friendly. We spent a happy hour looking around the museum which, together with the guide, expanded our understanding of the local history of this area.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Keith O
Reviewed October 24, 2015

Wonderful little museum. 25 minute video on a very important Civil War battle we knew little about. Reproduction civil war era weapons, uniforms and soldiers' photographs. Fabulous photo exhibit of old, about to fall down local houses. Also small exhibit of ladies period clothing and...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Reviewed March 7, 2015

Located in McDowell, Virginia, the site of Stonewall Jackson's first victory in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War, the Highland County Museum serves as the McDowell Civil War Orientation Center. The Museum is located in The Mansion House, the 1851 Greek Revival home of...More

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Joy K
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